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High School Student Scores $72 Million Playing Stock Market

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Riptide, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    A kid from Queens has made tens of millions of dollars — by trading stocks on his lunch breaks at Stuyvesant High School, New York magazine reports.

    Mohammed Islam is only 17 and still months away from graduating — but worth a rumored $72 million. “The high eight figures,” is as specific as the shy and modest teen would get when asked his net worth.

    Islam bought himself a BMW but doesn’t have a license to drive it. And he rented a Manhattan apartment, though his parents, immigrants from the Bengal region of South Asia, won’t let him move out of the house yet.

  2. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Show me his quarterly statements and then I'll believe it.
  3. Not really rich due to the Fed creating trillions of dollars outbid begin air. If he has any investments in euros, he's hosed, as that currency will collapse any day, now.
  4. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

  5. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    Effing business writers, costing this kid a scholarship to business school.
  6. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Hey Bernie Madoff was from Queens.... just sayin.

    Be funny if we find out that The Wilpons hired this kid as The Mets investment advisor
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    This guy thought up the investment strategy.

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  8. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Somewhere in between UVA and this, there is a journalism profession. What a spectacular bunch of assholes we've become.
  9. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

  10. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Love New York Magazine's defense:

    Pressler has defended the story on Twitter. She claimed she saw a bank statement with the eight figures and is comfortable with what's in the piece. She also noted the story appeared in New York Magazine's "Reasons to Love New York" issue and pointed out the magazine "is not a financial publication."

    Rolling Stone should have gone with a variation of this: "We're comfortable with what's in the UVa story, but we'd also like to point out that we're a fucking Rock & Roll magazine."
  11. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

  12. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

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